eating disorders

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7 Ways to Overcome Food Cravings and Stop Mindless Eating

These strategies are from The Hunger Fix – a book that offers tried-and-true tips on how to stop mindless eating. Even better, Dr Pam Peeke also offers advice for overcoming food cravings that go right to the heart of the problem. “Among women who binge eat, 83% were abused as children,” writes Dr Pam Peeke in The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox […]

Can You Heal From Anorexia Nervosa? Tayla’s Story

Healing from anorexia nervosa is a lifelong process for most people. In this article, Tayla describes her experience with an eating disorder – including how she recovered. Thin is Grace Bowman’s memoir of life with anorexia nervosa. An extraordinary story, it is also a common one — is there a woman in the western world who has a normal relationship […]

How to Know If You Have an Eating Disorder

If you obsess about what, when, and how much you eat, do you have an eating disorder? Here are a few signs of unhealthy eating habits, to help you know if you have anorexia or bulimia nervosa. These signs of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and body dysmorphic disorder could help you recognize an eating disorder — which can then lead to […]

How Does Anorexia Nervosa Start?

Learning how anorexia nervosa starts is one step towards effective treating this eating disorder. This information about how anorexia starts includes insight into how a person with anorexia thinks. “Currently, we don’t have very effective means of treating people with anorexia,” said Walter Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San […]

When Your Mom Has an Eating Disorder

When you think of eating disorders such as bulima or anorexia nervosa, do you think of your mother? If you do, you’re not alone. Here’s why moms struggle with eating disorders, and what you can do to help. Perfectionism is common trait of women with eating disorders, and mothers aren’t immune! Exploring the causes, signs, and treatments of food and […]

When You Never Feel Full and Can’t Stop Eating

The more you eat, the hungrier you get, right? Here are a few non-diet tips for people who can’t stop eating and never feel full no matter how much they eat. I’m currently reading A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever by Marianne Williamson. I’ll write a full article on her tips for weight loss […]